Vol. 1 No. 37 Army Air Forbes Gunnery School, Tyndall Field Fla. Oct. 10, 1942
SEC'Y. OF WAR VISITS TYNDALL FIELD
SSecretary. of War Henry L Stimson and his party of high ranking Army Officers
prepare to salute as the Tyndall Field Band begins to play the four "flourishes
and ruffles" that are officially accorded only to chief members of the Government
and to full generals* The above picture was snapped just as the veteran statesman
and the members of his party emerged
from their plane here last Tuesday.
b (L.R.) Colonel Warren A. Maxwell,
Secretary of War Stimson, Robert A.
_I i Lovett, Assistant Secretary of War for
j H Air; Major General A.D. Surles, Direo-
tor of War Department, Bureau of Public
Relations; Lt. B.B. Shields, Airdrome
SOfficer of the Day; Brig. General W.W.
Welsh, SEAAFTC Chief of Staff; and
iMajor General Ralph Royce, Commanding
General of the SEAAFTC.
LEFTs Major General Surles, Secretary
Stimson and Major General Barton Yount,
Commanding General of the AAF Training
SCommand, observe Tyndall marksmanship.
The worship of God is the first and last instinct of the soul of man. Two
pictures move the heart more than all others, the picture of a little child at its
mother's knee, in answer to its mother's voice, lisping the name of God in worship,
and the picture of the aged dying man, with all the experience of a long life be-
hind him, speaking the name of God in worship. In the beginning, but also in the
years between, such is man's private duty from which even God Himself cannot excuse
We do worship Godt In the quiet of our room As we soar through the Heavenst
In a private moment of prayer in the Chapell In the great Cathedrall In the time
of stern needle But so often alone. There is a need also for corporate worship.
We are members of families, we have membership in the domestic society of the
family circle, in the civic society of the nation, of therwhole human race. There
is need for common worship. In unity there is strength, especially in time of
great crisis. Hundreds of voices raised together in prayer are powerful. And we
are in a time of crisis. An outstanding Christian leader of our time has said
"The present century has encountered notable disasters. The very times in which
we live are warning us to seek remedies there where they alone are to be found,
namely by reestablishing in the family circle and throughout the whole range of
human society the doctrines and practices of Christian Religion."
Our daily grind of work, the danger of discouragement, the pressure of tempt-
ation make it necessary that our souls be renewed by some Power outside of our-
selves, and greater than ourselves, a Power that is above all circumstances and
Divine, by God Himself.
Sunday is given to us
of the week may be called
temporal affairs; at least
as an important help in our spiritual life. Six days
"man's days" for they are devoted to caring for man's
one day should be for the affairs of eternity.
"An optimist is one who figures that when his
shoes wear out he will be back on his feet."
11:15 A. M.
--Protestant Sunday School
8:00 P. M. --Evening Worship...
7:00 P.M.............Fellowship Club
6:30 P.M............Instruction Class
6:30 P.M...........October Devotions
7:30 P.M............Bible Study Hour
6:30 P.M..........Instruction Class
6:30 P.M..............Jewish Services
WERE YOU AT CHURCH LAST SUNDAY
We doubt if ever in his former theatri-
cal days, Major Thomas B. Carnahan re-
ceived suchan ovation as he-was accord-
ed upon "arriving" at Tyndall Field last
Tuesday A.M. Needless to say, the Major
was equal to the occasion...According to
Lt. Watson, the girls in Appalachacola'
are the fastest set he has ever seen- at
least they are the hardest to catcht....
The additional burden of the officer's
mess has the "Legal Eagle's" tail feath-
ers drooping- and doing his "road work"
on a bicycle has not helped matters
any....Major Clarvoe's dinner jacket was
the "piece de resistance"at the Officer's
Club the other night. 1e didn't know
* there was that much gold left in the
country....All the Engineering Officers
newly arrived from Hartford are having
a hard time learning all over again how
to get up in the "middle of the night"..
Lt. Rocks is on the loose again since
his true love went back home after a two
weeks vacation. He is being joined in
his cross-countries to Jackson by Lt.
Semanec- the interest is named "Dolly"..
...Captain Hobbs, please note: One of
our more popular "number please" artists
is just dying to be psychoanalyzed- we
don't think he'll get the "busy" signal
should he call....Lt. Morrison says that
he might have been in the fog on that
last trip to Tuscaloosa, but he says
* he'll try again soon....What Captain and
three Lieutenants found out that they
weren't in the "shape" they thought they
were when they attempted to master the
obstacle course over at the Student De-
tachmentl...From now on they'll stick to
mental ha'zards....We understand that the
reason some of the Tyndallettes will not
be present at the dance tonite is that
they "haven't got a thing to wear" Our
thought is, it's not what you wear in,
it's what you get away withl..Lt. Celani
has two unsuspecting women in Jackson
believing that he isa member of the Fly-
ing Tigers from Burma, in this country
for a rest cure. It must have been his
"Burma Shavel"...We just found a tack on
Captain Rawson's chair. Sabotage is not
suspected, but someone was obviously try-
ing to get a rise out of S-211
A story that was a "must" for this
page "broke" too late for the column on
our left. One of our newly leafed maj-
ors, (initials- T.A.H.), who, no doubt,
is a member in good standing of our lo-
cal library, complained of the lack of
reading material in (C E N S 0 R E Dll)
Now, Tyndall Field's leading horticul-
turist has placed one of Sears and
Roebuck's. 1st editions at the disposal
of the "indisposed"...Tyndallette Phyl-
lis Gilbert rates the "TARGET'S" thanks
for the heroic part she played in a re-
cent emergency. She permitted this
mag's staff to use her car in order to
deliver copies of the "Target" to Sec'y
Stimson's party just before they left..
....Harry Mabel, THE MAN'S chauffeur,
literally strewed Post Hqtrs. with qual-
ity cigars last week. He was promoted
to Pfc..The question of the moment over
at the Signal Office,is, IS S/Sgt. Fos-
ter married, or ain't he??..Carl Brandt
former lothario of the Finance Depart-
ment, now stationed at an embarkation
point, wrote to Lt. Shofner expressing
his regrets over the fact that the Lt.
was struggling along with such an inex-
perienced staff. (Could Carl have been
referring to the Finance Bowling Team?).
And speaking of Finance, T/Sgt. John-
ny Farr has neither received nor placed
any long-distance phone calls since
that last trip home. Priorities? We
wonder?.....Likeable Sgt. Harry Mullins
of the Guardsman is being taken out of
circulation tonite by Miss Elma Weller,
of Miamisburg, Ohio, as she becomes
Mrs. Harry Mullins...Others jumping out
of the "frying pan" are: Pfc. Larsen of
the D. of T. and Miss Sybil Thompson,
also of the D.T. Tyndallette Thompson.
is merging with a recently graduated
aviation cadet.....What sergeant in the
Message Center was recently promoted by
a very special, Special Order?...And up
from the Recruit Detachment we hear
that two of their number are now "walk-
ing on airl" These two stout hearted
lads, while recently on guard duty,
challenged THE MAN, ordered him to
"Dismount" and "Advance to be recogni-
zedt" The boys are really on "the ballI"
Published every Saturday by
SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICER
Captain W. H. Wiseman
ASST'S TO S. S. OFFICER
Corp. Sam D. Melson
Corp. William B. Pratt
Pvt. Neil M. Pooser
M/Sgt. Woodrow W. Busby
Corp. Francis Churchill
Sgt. John Webster
Corp. Roger Keough
Pfc. Price Terry
Pvt. Everett Tackett
the Special Service Section, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla.
Col. W. A. Maxwell
S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter
Pvt. Marshall Goodman
Sgt. Arnold Milgaten
Sgt. Saul Samiof
Corp. James Freeman
Lt. Joseph A. Dickerman
S/Sgt. William Castle
Corp. Silas G. Upchurch
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W "THE RUGGED 69TH"
W ,ell, Wednesday was the day the Eagle
smiled, and Thursday was the day quite a
few of the boys cried.
The 69th was very well represented in
the ring this past week by none other than
Pvt. Festus Shellmutt an ex-finalist in
the New York Golden Gloves.
The big smiles and cigars are from the
boys who added new chevrons to their
Pvt. Distefano, the Squadron carpenter,
is the one who made most of the swell fur-
niture that we have in our day room. For
your information he is known as the great
Casanova from the west side of New York.
Pvt. Joe Granata is leaving on furlough
he says to see his Mom???? Pfc. M. Gould
our able correspondent is off on one of
those three day passes, some say she is
very nice looking?
We all wonder why Cpl. Mintner has sworn
off going to town during the week? (Could
it be Baby?)
We wish to thank an ex 69er, Sgt. Flesh-
man for, his able assistance with this
column. -Pfo. M. Gould
T "RED BIRDS"
The best of luck to all the boys on their
recent promotions. It is a strange thing
how most of the boys had their stripes so
Pvt. Francis Casey has sent for every
train and bus schedule in the South, so
that he won't lose a minute getting home.
He is so nervous waiting thathe can't sit
still a minute. At one time he was known
to be able to sit and sleep indefinitely
Have you tried your O.D's lately, Francis?
After months of being without a repre-
sentative for the boxing matches, we have
finally turned.up with the Leeson twins,
who to the boys in 348 look to be tops.
We hope to see them show again real soon.
We are hoping for a speedy recovery of
Pvts. Weaver, Chrabot, Hicks, Jones, and
Krogler who are convalescing in the hos-
It was nice, and quite a surprise to
see and hear the Tyndall Field Band in
our Mess Hall the other evening. We
understand that this will be a weekly
session and that ,thp other Mess Halls on
the field will have the pleasure of eat-
ing their meals to strains of sweet music.
-Pfo. Vincent Del Ponte
he reason that slt Sgt. Tayloris feel-
ing gay these days is that he has just
returned from, shall we say, a short va-
cation? Those lip imprintson his uniform
were not painted on.
There is no pool table on the field that
sees as much service as the one we have.
Someday someone is going to suggest that
a game of pool be played for a change.
You all must know Sgt. Goodson by now.
He is the lad who always has a lump in
his jaw. The day after pay day, the Sgt.
strolled into the day room with no less
than 12 dozen packages of the well known
brand of Beech Nut chewing tobacco. Good
chewing to you, Sergeant.
For the first five days of the month,
Sgts. Noble, Clausen and Blackenshot real-
ly keep the P.C. cabbies busy, riding to
and from town. The next ten days will
find them using the Panama City Bus Line.
As for the last fifteen days of the month,
you can see them at the M.P. gate, wait-
ing for a G.I. truck to take themto town.
We should be able to get some mail now
that M.0. Pvt. Mattock has married the
chief source of his former distraction.
What's holding up the organization of a'
touch-tackle football league amongst the
squadrons? -Sgt. Tony Statile
TYNDALL HOPEFULS NOW HAVE "WISHING BRIDGE"
If "Wishing Will Make It So", the men
of Tyndall Field and their Tyndallettes
should be "in" for their best Christmas
yet. Captain Charles Brunner, Tyndall's
landscaping supervisor, is the man to
thank when your wishes come true, for the
Captain had a bridge to build several
weeks ago, and instead of building an or-
dinary bridge, he thought up the novel
idea of constructing a "wishing" bridge.
This newly built structure is part of
the passageway between the Finance Build-
ing and Post Headquarters. As you cross
the bridge you will see an oblong box
with a narrow opening at the top. To make
your wish "come true", you drop a coin
through the opening and should the coin
ring the bell that has been placed at the
bottom of the box, your wish has a better
than even chance of becoming a reality.
You may continue dropping coins until
you hit th. bell- the poorer your marks-
manship, the greater the contribution to
the Army Emergency Relief Fundt
t. Parsons is hospitalized, but is re-
ported as gaining and Pvt. Smith is out
of the hospital and has joined the company.
The little fellow with the bow and
arrow is around again. T/4 Manly Smith
was married last Saturday evening and S/
Sgt. Tucker is waiting for the little
lady to come to Panama City. When is the
date Sgt. Tucker? T/4 Hoey in New York
at transportation school is an even bet
to come back happily married.
T/Sgt. Burnett has left for an armam-
ent school. We're thinking he might show
the teacher a few things. Sgt. Mathisbet
on the Yanks (and I mean betl)there ain't
no justice, eh, Sgt?
The Ordnance was deserted over the week
end, with school, convoys, passes,and the
detachment to Apalachicola leaving. T/5
and Mrs. Davis reported a fine time in
Pensacola, but his jeep was rather lonely.
If anyone hears a humorous remark,
give it to your reporter. What's funnyto
one is funny to another. This week Cpl.
Pontio asks, "when will the war end?"....
Anyone who can answer these questions,??
just tear off the top of his 1st Sgt. and
mail with the answers. First prize will
be a free meal at #2 Mess Hall.
-S/Sgt. Kenneth L. Witham
i Moye goes forth this week-end to win
the Invitation Golf Tournament, here's
wishing you luck Si and bring back that
trophy for Tyndall Field.
There's a lot of competition in the
Band right now due to the baseball games
between the Pfe's and the Non-Coms. Yes-
terday was the opening game, and don't
look now folks, but the Pfo's won by one
run, but let's wait, folks, 'till the end
of the series and see what the results
Last week-end we participated in the
Graduation Exercises, but let's hope in
the future that these programs will be
thoroughly ironed out, and very carefully
prepared before broadcasting time. The
Dance Orchestra worked hard for ten days
on various numbers and only 16 bars of
the Army Air Corps song were used.
(News FlashL- S/Sgt. Stoner just 'phoned
us the news that Cpls. Rubir and Mosur
were promoted to Sergeant, and that Pfc's
Barnes and Morton made Corporal).
-Cpl. Wm. J. Higbee
P "FINANCE FANFARE"
vt. Harold Lund hadan interesting hobby
in civilian life. He was a member f his
local draft board up in Minneapolis.
Ten new recruits have come to learn
the intricacies o dishing out the shekels
and simoleons- five from Colorado Springs
and five from St. Louis.
The other mountaineers are easyto spot.
All had one leg shorter than the other
from continuous walking on uneven ground.
The five St. Lewisites were all glued to
the radio this Sunday, except Pvt. Eddie
Scalett who slept all through the game.
Eddie is a St. Louis Brown fan.
Our detachment probably has the best
day room of any Finance Detachment of its
size in the United States, thanks to the
good officers of our C.O. and his wife,
Lt. and Mrs. Emory M. Shofner.
-Pfc. Felix Leon
ur boys have welcomed the furloughs
with a two gun salute. Cpl. M.J. Mulchay
is finally on his way to home sweet home,
after waiting much too long(so he sayss,
Two things that really eppe d up the gang
this past week were the large list of
ratings and the Gunnery Wings for the boys
who are instructors in the school. Both
should go over big with the gals.
Every so often we are going to reserve
a little space in this column for some of
the great lovers in our Squadron. Thi*
week we are wondering whether $Gt. Gegyo
has given up the girls in Morgantown, W.
Va. and Washington, D.C. for one of our
pretty local belles.
We welcome the ten new sergeants who
have just been graduatedfrom the Gunnery
School, and will become instructors here.
We are glad to have Pvt. Kamarchuk,
Pvt. Kochut and Cpl. Turner with us again
after a brief stay in the hospital.
Buy your share of War Bonds todayll
-Pvt. Maurice Baker
C ongratulations.-are in order for Sgt.
Foster, who recently made Staff, and Cpl.
Sansberry who was promoted to Sgt. These
Smen are two of the old standbys of the
"856TH". They have been here as long as
the outfit, and certainly deserve the
Raise in stripes.
We have five new men who were trans-
ferred here from Maxwell Field. Master
Sergeant Blackmon, Cpl. Morse, Pvt. Drake
Pvt. Simms, and Pvt. Cannon. We welcome
you to Tyndall Field, and hope you enjoy
your stay here. Sgt. Blackmon is taking
over the responsibilities of wire chief
at Tyndall, and certainly will be kept
* plenty busy.
The linemen have had another unhappy
week due to the carelessness of men dig-
ging around the post. They have an unprin-
table phrase to express their opinion of
those who carelessly cut the Submarine
Cable, and put phones out of order. Tho
it is unprintable, it is very apropos.
After all, the boys do have to stay out
all night, as does Capt. Thorpe, to repair
damage done as a result of carelessness,
and they think pretty strongly about the
situation. -Cpl. William M. Hines
"THE OLD TIMERS"
Ratings came out in a deluge Monday,-
but you can still call me Pvt. "The Mad
* Russian" is giving bunk making lessons,
hours, 2 to 6 in the morning. Sgt. "Big
Feeling" Davis is walking around with a
chip on his shoulder lately, he admits he
used to box oranges back home.
Corporal, "Call Me Astaire", Bogar was
seen at the U.S.O. cutting a rug. Some-
one told me to ask Corporal Dugan when he
was coming in for another landing?
Staff Sergeant Desjardins recited this
poem to us, author unknown.
He kissed her on her Ruby lips,
T'was just a harmless frolic,
But tho he only kissed her once,
He died, of Painters Colic.
-Pvt. Ed Strong
"0 THE GUARDIANS"
ur heartiest congratulations to Lt. Le
Force for having acquired that extra silver
bar for his captaincy.
Well, we lost some of our boys. Some
for detached service and some bound for
the hills of Tennessee. We'll miss all
of them and wish them the best of luck.
One of the "Gun Shop" boys is singing the
very popular song nowadays, "She Wore a
Pair of Riding Pants". Cpl. Bob Hyde
claims to be a crooner, he used to sing
with a hillbilly band back home. Over
here we call him, "the yee-o Laydeeeeeeee
Kid". Pfc. Diaz has written a song and
wants some member of the A.A.F. Band to
write the melody. The prevalent question
around barrack #305, "Who is Summa Lee?"
Pvt. Ample has reduced at least 40 pounds
since his induction.
Stranger than fiction.....The M.P.'s in
Tampa went to Cpl. J. Leto's house and
told his folks that their son was A.W.O.L.
and that they were looking for him. The
M.P.'s faces turned scarlet when they were
told that, "Tyndall Field, Leto" was in
camp and that another Leto with the same
first name lived a block away.---"Tyndall
Leto" claims that he is no relation of "A.
W.O.L. Leto". Buy Bonds to smash Bunds.
-Cpl. Sam Marotta
t long last the promotion list finally
was posted. The list is so long that it
will be impossible to list each and every
name. Congratulations to the lucky gang
may they wear their stripes with pride.
Good luck to Pfc. Johnson who'has taken
over the mail orderly job from yours truly
Here's hoping that the well known M.O.'s
chant of, "Have I Got Any Mail?" will not
eventually send him to section eight. Hav-
ing had the job myself, I know well what
is in store for him.
Who in the Squadron is becoming known
all over Panama City as "New Joisey?" He
also plays a mean pair of spoons. A little
late but nevertheless appreciated by all
of us was the swell job Pvt. Ackerman did
on covering our pool table. Let's see if
we can't keep it in good shape. After all
you paid for it. We welcome back from D.
S. at Chanute Field, S/Sgt. Hash and Sgt.
D.L. Smith. Quite a change in the place
since you left Eh, guys? What ever did
happen to that coke machine idea for the
day room? We understand that the way to
get a ping pong table is to ask the Rec-
reation Hall for one. -Cpl. J.J. Freeman
GENERALg (5 points each)
1. Ambergris is highly valued in the
manufacture of perfume, paper, or ink?
2. Is an Amulet supposed to bring a
person good or bad luck?
3. What is the only solo instrument
capable of simulating the effect of a
4. What part of the egg is the al-
GEOGRAPHYs (5 points each)
1. What is the capital of Finland?
2. What is the second largest state
in the United States?
3. Where is Baffin Bay?
4. Where are the Finger Lakes?
SPORTSs (5 points each)
1. With what sport do you associate
2. Who is the coach of the Iowa Pre-.
Flight football team?
3. What sport is called "The Sport
4. By what other name is the game
"Barnyard Golf known?
ARMYs (5 points each)
1. What is the first thing a soldier
should do at the command of gas?
2. How tight should the headharness
of a gas mask be kept?
3. Who is responsible for locating
defects in the gas mask?
1. Albatross is a
b. long robe.
c. large sea-bird.
4. Adder is a
b. cow's gland.
c. poisonous snake.
(4 points each)
2. Agate is a
a. semi-precious stone.
b. medicinal herb.
c. copper wire.
5. Alder is a
c. lamp shade.
3. Anthracite is a
a. small diamond.
b. hard coal.
o. soft coal.
6. Avocado is a
T. -e** George T.Somebody must
C. -------- lovT-ein1l
2. What one often 2. *** Henry H.
does but never ------
practices it. 3. Kingdom
9. Somebody is al- 4. All boats do it.
ways hitting it S. Symbol for hyd-
on the head. rochlorio acid.
10. Corps Area (abbr.) 6. Furloughsl
11. Lounge casually 7. Things sometimes
12. Brew spigot grow in this man-
13. Shade tree ner with "bounds"
14. A "Lilly" who 10. No can do
needs no gilding 11. Chief of Staff to
16. 1942 the Chief Executive
16. Manually and oral- 12. Body
ly spun 14. The tree that sways
17. Purchased by the in "Begin the
Gov't from Sears Beguine".
Roebuck Co. for 16. "--- tho I walk in
$1.00 per year the valley of the
18. This admiral's shadow of death.'."
ships didn't, do so 17. New Mexico (abbr.)
well at Midway. 18. Negative.
YARDBIRD'S 0 30
BUCK PRIVATE'S 30 60
NON-COM'S 60 90
OFFICER'S 90 99
No matter how many times you've heard
the phrase- "quiet and unassuming" are
the only words we can use to describe
CORPORAL GEORGE NEITZERT. The Corporal
is a native of Syracuse, Missouri, and
here at Tyndall Field, he is an expert
laboratory technician with the Post Pho-
George's skill is by no means limited
to the field of photography, however, for
he is quite a student of nmsic and is a
most able performer with the flute. lHe
has been playing the flute for the past
ten years, having studied that instrument
for six years at the Juilliard School of
Music in New York, with Georges Barrere.
As a flute player, George has made two
Victor Red Seal recordings and has ap-
* peared with such notable musicians as
Albert Spaulding and Alexander Siloti.
When asked how come he decided to take
up flute playing, George replied that he
did it because his brother dared him to.
That was over ten years ago, and his
brother hasn't written to him yett
PHOTO STAFF NON-COMS GIVE NOVEL PARTY
Without a doubt, one of the most un-
usual parties ever given will take place
tonite at a local tavern when the seven
newly promoted Non-Coms of the Post Photo
Staff play host to the remaining seven
"yardbird" members of the staff.
Lt. Joseph Dickerman will be the guest
of honor at the affair, the expense of
which will be borne bys S/Sgts. Wm. Cas-
tle, Jhna Meissner and John Mitchell;
Sgts, John Bauer and C. Campbell; and
Cpls. Si Upchurch and George Neitzert.
MACY'S, ARMY AND NAVY, AID G. I'S.
WITH THEIR CHRISTMAS PROBLEMS
As Christmas draws near, there are
two major questions which are going to
stump you fellows. The first is, what
and how, am I going to send my folks and
friends as presents? The second is,what
can I suggest that they send me?
These two questions are not the easiest
in the world to answer, but we believe
the following will be very helpful:
The world's largest store, R.HMacy,
in New York, seems to have solved our
first problem. This store has set up,
for the convince of our Armed Forces, a
Gift Center, which is headed by Betty
rason. All you have to do is write to
her, at Macy's, Herald Square, New York.
Tell her to whom you wish to send a pre-
sent. If you like, give her a suggestion
as to what you wish to send. Tell her
how much you want to spend and enclose a
check or money order for that amount.
She'll select a gift, have it wrapped,
if you so desire, and ship it in due time
for arrival by Christmas. She will also
enclose a card. What's more, Miss Mason,
will drop you a note and tell you what
she has selected,so that when your "Girl"
writes to thank you for "that perfectly
beautiful bag you sent"--you won't be
As to the second question...."What can
they send me?"-- Folks on the "outside"
are not aware of the close quarters and
cramped space we have to keep our cloth-
ing and sundry items. To give them an
idea of what we could use, the Army and
Navy have approved a list of gift sugg-
estions for the men in the service. You
will notice none of the items are of a
large and bulky nature. TWhy not cut it
out so when the folks do ask what you
want, you will have a good guide?
Cigarettes Travel Kit
Cigarette Lighter Razor Blades
Pipe & Tobacco Shaving Cream
Pocket Bible Shaving Lotion
Pen & Pencil Toothbrush
Stationery Hair Tonic
Writing Kit Foot Products
Regulation Socks Metal Mirror
Handkerchiefs Clothes Brush
Flashlight Portable Radio
Playing Cards Pocket Knife
Leather Wallet Candy & Gum
Shoe Brush & Polish Sewing Kit
Nail File & Scissor Wrist Watch
A ..EIPORTEK'S NOTES
It seemed to us that the spirit of the
graduating gunners was more like that of
a college football team that was prepar-
ing to tackle it's most hated tradition-
al rivals, than that of a group of men
in a military organisation. We don't
make this observation in the respect that
"spirit" and "teamwork" are missing in
Army life---- but usually the "spirit"
among men in an Army is more of a silent
and grim determination, rather than bouy-
ant and outwardly expressive. Perhaps
the boys in '42-40 felt this way because
they knew that this might be their last
celebration for some time to come and
they were going to do the thing right.
Anyone who worked with these boys be-
fore the broadcast will tell you that
their enthusiasm was contagious. .Their
instructors, their officers, in fact,
everyone on the Field, can feel well
F proud that they had a hand in graduating
As the day of the broadcast drew near,
we wondered how many of the listeners
would ever give a thought to the effort
that was put into the forty minutes of
actual broadcast time. To us, one of the
most remarkable things about the entire
:program was the complete cooperation of
every man who was asked to help in the
planning and preparations.
We arrived at the U.S.O. on Sunday at
'S30 P.M. and f ...i ,.:ay 'liver and Sgt
Saul Samiof putting up the final decora-
tions in the auditorium, The U.S.O. Di-
rector was working in his shirt sleeves,
which was typical of the way he tackles
anything he undertakes.
If ever an occasion warranted the act-
ual naming on names, this is it. With-
out any attempt to list the names in U7q
special order-- we haven't forgotten w
Major Wilson and Lt. Price and their
staff at Student Operations worked over-
time in order to enable the gunners to
complete their courses by Saturday nite.
*.Aid how Lt. Col. Jenkins and his staff
onoe they received the final grades, fell
to and prepared the diplomas for Sunday.
...How the drafting department of the D,
J of T. worked feverishly on last mini e
notice to get the art work for the pro-
grams over to the reproduction dept.....
And how Lt. Dickerman's men came thru
with swell jobs on the invitations, pro-
grams "and post cards, despite the fact
that they were in the midst of printing
ON A BROADCAST-
three other orders for the D.T.......The
smoothness with which Cpls. Paquin and
Barton carried off their announcing chor-
es, and the three we*a .of writing and
re-writing of scripts by this radio team,
...The way the P.R.C. staff (Cpls. Mel-
son, Pratt, Pfc. Franza and Pvt. Pooser)
handled- their end of the publicity and
arrangements under the experienced guid-
ance of Captain MoClellen...And far from.
forgotten is the work of Cpl. Otho Cronk,
who can always be depended upon to have
his public address system ready for any
occasion- and walk away amillng even
when, after hours of preparatory labor,
he is notified that his loud speakers
will not be necessary&...
Ask someone to tell you the sPtory be-
hind the arrival of "Silver Wine :" Lul-
lie Jeanne Price. She left N.Y Satur-
day nite and arrived here in '. .e for
the broadcast only through the coopera-
tion of the Civilian Air Patrol, headed
locally by Ckptain Dodge. Get CAP Pilot
Lt. Vane9 to one side some evening, and
ask him why his plane made a brief land-
ing at Dothan, Alabama...
There was humor, too.....for instance
there was that discussion on the platform
between broadcasts as to whether or not
the diplomas should be handed out at that
moment-- will we ever forget how Colonel
Maxwell and Lt. Col. Jenkina patiently
and graciously refrained from "pulling
their rank" on Captain McClelan when the
latter was in favor of diplomas "nowl"?
And then there was this reporter who
spent the entire program correctly plac-
ing a certain "mike" in the most strate-
gic spots, only to discover at the end
pf the program that the "mike" was never
Lt. and Mrs. Norman Price and CAP Pilot,
Lt. Vanoe and his plane.
The Yardbird SEZ2
Great Day, the ole Yardbird is sho bin partook uv this weak. These folkes has
bin havin me fall in an fall ot, an dressin rite, an studying Radyo an Groun Foces
(Jest how cum a man in the air corps haster lern infintry tactics beets me)an all
kinds uv mathimatiks, an by the time I gits thru with all that it is daylite an
i is all reddy fur a days wurk. The othur day the #p#l#~f lootenant whut teech-
es military curtesys axed me iff'n i knowed ennything aboot it an i sayed sho Gud
SBuddie- I didn't make such a gud grade that day.
Whin a man gits off uv the beam the fust Sgt. don't give him no reamin- he gives
him a awful reamin an makes him walk round the komunity fur a spell fur eech miss
deemeenor. Ma Gud Buddies nose that nacherly I is outtin in the biggest part uv
ma nites paradin round North Alybama with a 15 poun rifle looking prowd an sofis-
ticatid. Whin a man in a mity ecksaggeratid posishun uv attenshun kin ease round
ovur the scenery fur three or fo hours an still look prowd an sofisticatid he sho
is a two-faced chickin an aint ter be trustid- but iff'n he don't he will be out
there till he does present a pleasin impreshun on the locul authorities. Thin ma
red haided fust Sgt. (Red haided is the only printabul deeskripshun i kin give uv
him) looks at me kinda sympathetic, sarkastic like an says, I wanted wings It is
* sho irritatin. Sad aint it?
Incidintally, it is bin 41 daze since i'se had a glass uv brew or a snifter uv
drinking likker. I sho is patriotik paint I? Like stuff I is bin restricted fhr
the past six weaks. I sho wish ma Gud Buddies wud take a drink an say a littel
prayer fur me okashunly. I needs thim both kwite oftin. I reckin i'd better be
agoin The Yardbird (No. 1)
TYNDALL TOMMY .......
WEEKLY BOXING FANS AGAIN TREATED TO
GOOD BOXING EXHIBITION BY LEESON TWINS
Thursday night's five-match boxing
card proved to be very popular with
the several hundred fans as -they were
treated to an exhibition of all kinds
Again, as in last week's show, the
Leeson twins, Emery and Ernest, put on
a bang-up fight which caught the fancy
of the crowd. These two boys gave ev-
erything they had and the draw decis-
ion met with popular approval.
In another very exciting bout,"The
Fighting Greek", weighing 145 pounds,
scored a T.K.O. over Pvt. Shelnut in
the first round. The "Greek", quite a
bit shorter then his opponent, used
his speed to great-advantage and scor-
ed several telling blows. Pvt. Shelnut
put up a game fight, but just couldn't
figure his man out. The referee, Staff
Sergeant Crawford Mosely, stopped the
fight as the first round ended.
In a return match, Sgt. Sam Oakley
reversed last week's decision over Pvt.
Earl Fiebelkon. This was a good slug-
lest and the outcome was in doubt un-
til the final bell.
Other results were A. Douwesdekker
of Holland, weighing 130 pounds, fought
a draw with Pvt. Coppa, of Brooklyn,
N.Y., who tipped the scales at 135 Ibs.
The A. & R. Office announce that
all men interested in participating in
next week's bouts should contact S/Sgt.
Mosely at 2258.
ANSWERS TO LAST WEEK'S "X" WORD PUZZLE
SPORT PLANTS FROM OTHER CAMPS
(Camp Newspaper Service)
The members of Col. Bob Neyland's
crack Eastern Army All-Stars received
ten day furloughs before returning to
duty at 45 widely scattered Army Posts.
The All-Stars defeated the New York
Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers before
being topped 14-7 by the world profess-
ional champs, the Chicago Bears.
'Buddy' Elrod, flashy Mississippi
State end and All-American for 1940,
is now tackling at Gunter Field, Ala.
But it's a different kind of 'tackling'
for Elrod, now an Aviation Cadet, is
tackling the big job of learning how
to fly a Basic Trainer.
The" boys over at Schofield Barracks,
Hawaii, are comparing one of the Post's
outstanding fighters, Gil Lowenstein,
to Jack Dempsey. Lowenstein, a husky
middle-weight and a tremendous puncher,
has been hammering out some of the
most devastatingg two-fisted attacks
seen on the islands.
"Man Mountain" Dean, former terror
of the professional wrestling game is
now a technical sergeant in the Army.
The Mountain, whose real name is Frank
Leavitt, has lost 50 pounds since his
enlistment. His wrestling days are
over until the end of.the war, when he
hopesto go back to the sport that made
Word has been received that both Sgt.
Joe Louis and Pvt. Billy Conn are back
in training--- for the War.
ANSWERS TO ???
GENERAL: Manufacture of perfune; Good
luck; The organ; The white.
SPORTS: Baseball; Bernie Beirman;
Horse Racing; Horseshoes.
GEORGRAPHY: Helsinki; California;
Between Greenland and Northern Canada;
New York State.
ARMY: Stop breathing; Snug; Without
binding; You are.
YOUR VOCABULARY: Large sea-bird; Semi-
precious stone; Hard coal; Poisonous
snake; Tree; Fruit.
'LET'S SEE NOW-JUST HOW LONG
SGT TEAKLE HAVE YOU BEEN
WAITING FOR THIS
a FURLOUGH?' '
A voung lady was sight-seeing on a bus
in Detroit. The driver pointed out
that "On the right, we have the Dodge
"John Dodge?" asked the young lady.
"No, Horace Dodge," replied the bus
driver, "And over here we have the
"No, Edssi Ford. Then on the left is
There was a silence.
"Go ahead, lady," sai4 the man sitting
behind her. "You can't be wrong this
We hear that at the last 3l.ction a
drunk holding up one of Lth poles
glanced up aJd saw a man standing near,
watching him, Not forgettt & his man-
ners, the drunk asked "W -it you run-
ning for, Mister?" The man, .who by
chance was a minister, replied "Why,
son, I'm running for the Kingdom of
Heaven". The drunk had an answer to
that one. "By golly, you sho ought to
get there. I don't know a soul run-
ning against youl."
Little Audrey, mad as hell,
Pushed her sister in a well.
Said her mother, drawing water.
Gee it's hard to raise a daughter.
Heard in an air raid shelter:
"Is there a macintosh in here that's
large enough to keep two young ladies
"No, but there's a MacPherson who's
willing to try," was the reply from a
"Just think I was out with
the fellows last night, and a
broke into our house."
"Did he get anything?"
"I'll say he did-----my wife
it was me coming home."
Girls who dress with low V-necks
Leave no doubt as to their seeks.
"Do you soldiers waste much time?"
"Oh, no---most girls are reasonable."
LOCAL THEATRE MANAGER AIDS POST THEATRE
WHEN SCHEDULED FILM FAILS TO ARRIVE
...Many thanks to that showman Bill
Davis, manager of the Ritz and Panama
theatres, who, allowing that "the show
must go on", loaned the Post Theatre a
feature print when "Ball of Fire"
missed our delivery last week....Those
disappointed that Tuesday night may be
able to see "Ball of Fire" in a later
booking....This week still brings the
tops in stars and pictures...from roll
'em in the aisles to killer--diller
spookeroo....Anna Neagle will be drop-
ping in to see you when her new pic-
ture "Wings and the Woman" appears at
the Post Theatre Saturday only Oct. 10
....Clark Gable and Lana Turner play
opposite rolls in "Somewhere I'l1 Find
You", Sunday & Monday, Oct. 11-12.....
Winsome Kay Francis with Diana Barry-
more and Robert Cummings star in "Be-
tween Us Girls" on Wednesday and Thurs
day, Oct. 14-15.
SATURDAY, October 10
"Wings and the Woman"
Anne Neagle Robert Newton
SUNDAY. MONDAY, October 11-12
"Somewhere I'll Find You"
Clark Gable Lana Turner
"PX" BOOKS BECOME A THING OF THE PAST
AS ARMY GOES ON STRICTLY CASH BASIS
Starting November 1st all military
personnel, officers as well as enlisted
men will be on a pay-as-you-go basis
at all Army stations throughout the
continental United States.
Since August 1st the Army has been
experimenting with this plan at Fort
Bragg, N.C. and finally concluded that
the cash basis plan would be easier
for everyone concerned. Squadron and
Company collection sheets which have
been a headache to Commanding Officers
and their Squadron clerks will be cut
to a minimum.
Outside the continental limits of
the United States the decision of ex-
tending credit wrill be up to the Comm-
In addition to the military advant-
ages derived from this plan, it is de-
signed to further the President's plan
for reduction of credit buying.
TUESDAY, October 13
Ann Sheriden Jack c0-ie
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, October 14-15
"Between Us Girls"
Diana Barrymore Robert Cummings
FRIDAY, October 16
"I Live On Danger"
Chester Morris Roger Pryor
SUNDAY, MONDAY, October 11-12
Sonja Henie John Payne
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, October 13-14
"Priorities on Parade"
Ann Miller Jerry Colonna
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, October 15-16
"Give Out Sisters"
Andrew Sisters Richard Davies
SATURDAY, October 17
Lloyd Nolan Donna Reed
LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT
Diana Barrymore Robert Stack
SUNDAY, MONDAY, October 1.-12
"O4, 000 Horsemen"
The Fighting Anzac's
Grant Taylor Pat Twohill and
Betty Bryant The breath tak-
ing beauty from Australia.
TUESDAY, October 13
"Kids Last Ride"
The Range Busters
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, October 14-15
Richard Dix Frances Gifford
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, October 16-17
"Riders of Badlands"
Charles Starrett Russell Haydon